July 3, 2014
I first fell in love with Gabriel Hill and Chloe Waverly when I did a beta read for Marie Lavender. I laughed with them, cried with Chloe and shared her growth.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Chloe: I just want to be safe. In my dreams, I’d like to get married and have children, but life hasn’t really turned out that way for me.
Do you have any secrets you want to share that were not revealed in Upon Your Honor?
Chloe: As a child, I had dreams of being a sailor. But, that wasn’t possible for someone in my position.
Do you have any siblings? If so, will we have an opportunity to get to know them better?
Chloe: No, no siblings. I was an only child. The closest I ever got to having a sibling was when I befriended Adrienne, Gabriel’s sister.
Considering the time period of Upon Your Honor, do you feel your love/sex scenes were hot enough? Anything you have liked done differently by the author?
Chloe: (*Blushes.) Ah, what do you mean? I think the author described it very well.
Any particular scene you enjoyed the most?
Chloe: I loved going to the ball in Nassau. It was so magical.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Chloe: I am not superficial, but being somewhat attractive is certainly nice. Most of all, he must be a gentleman, not just a man who pretends to be one.
Is your hero/heroine a good kisser?
Chloe: (Says with a secret smile.) Gabriel certainly knows what he’s doing.
When did you know you were in love with your hero/heroine?
Chloe: I realized it after our trip to Charleston.
Did your story end too soon?
Chloe: No. I think all good stories keep going on after you close a book. You simply have to use your imagination to find out what happens next.
What is your greatest fear?
Chloe: I have a fear that anyone I care for will leave me.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Chloe: Books. If I could, I would have walls filled with them.
Which living person do you most despise?
Chloe: I hate Lamonte. He did not have to pursue me or threaten me; he did it anyway.
What is your greatest regret?
Chloe: Deceiving someone I care about.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Chloe: Oh, I would like to be stronger, courageous.
Where would you like to live?
Chloe: I would love to live at sea or by the sea.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Chloe: Death. Losing those you love.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Chloe: I can be selfish now and then, focused on something to the exclusion of all else.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Chloe: Actually, it would be heroine. My favorite is Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I truly identify with her. There have been many times in my life when I felt much like Alice, falling down the rabbit hole into the unknown.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Chloe: Gabriel Hill is my hero. I have never met a more honorable man.
Bestselling author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 18 other books. Finalist and Runner-up in the MARSocial’s Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader’s Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and 2014. Top 50 Authors on AuthorsDB.com. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for over twenty years. She majored in Creative Writing in college because that was all she ever wanted – to be a writer. While there, she published two works in a university publication, and was a copy editor on the staff of an online student journal. After graduating from college, she sought out her dream to publish a book.